Has Cliff Avril flown onto our radar?

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by patsfaninpa, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    6'2" 7/8 253 lbs. Ran a 4.51 at the combine. Played in Big 10 at Purdue. He played de in a 4-3 this year. Saw him absolutely torch PSU this year and thought he might be a late 2nd/early 3rd type of prospect. Scratch that now. That's first round talent. Don't think we take him at 7. But, if Denver wants to move up for S.Ellis. We could get him at 14. Get their nr.2. Then move up from their with our 3 to get a cb. How bout?

    1. Cliff Avril - trade down to Denver.
    2a B.Flowers - Va Tech - CB
    2B J.King - CB - PSU
    3A J.Goff or P.Wheeler.
  2. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Cliff Avril will most likely drop to the second round due to lack of size to play defensive end in a 4-3 system.

    1. Best Cornerback available
    2a. Cliff Avril
    2b. Best Cornerback available
    3a. Jonathan Goff
    3b. Best Wide Receiver or Tight End available
  3. Seneschal2

    Seneschal2 In the Starting Line-Up

    Avril does have LB experience, which is a huge plus.

    Hypothetically, if the Pats wanted Gholston or Groves, but end up losing out, they're not going to pack up their notes and go home -- they're going to look at other potential candidates for that position. Avril's a possibility for sure...
  4. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    Seems like this is a good draft for cb's and lb's. Coupled with a high first 7 and a high 3rd. We have enough to wheel and deal. Can't wait to hear all of the other teams *****in and moanin about us on draft day as we re-stock a championship caliber team.
  5. jeffbiologist

    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Shhh, he is a decent 2nd choice, but we just might be able to get Gholston. Always take a pass rusher first, a decent cornerback can be found in rd 2,3 or even 4(Samuel). We have even played with FAs starting at cb(Gay). Avril is a sleeper for sure.
  6. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #11 Jersey

    I'm sure he's been on the radar all along.
  7. I don't think he's worth a first round pick.

    Look at the Purdue guys (Dustin Keller, Stanford Keglar, Cliff Avril), and look at their positions in a lot of the drills. Especially Keller and Keglar, who came in first in a lot of the drills. Purdue players seems to be very good athletes. I actually go to Purdue, but because of the shameful Big Ten Network, didn't get to see many of the games. So I really don't know that much about them. However, they all seem to be very well prepared for the combine, so I wouldn't put too much stock into their workouts.
  8. Haha, maybe 3-4 LB's, but not 4-3 LB's. I'm a Bills fan, so all I hear about is the schmucks who want to draft Rivers or Connor at 11. The LB draft class (for 4-3 LB's) is terribly weak this year. Haven't paid as much attention to the 3-4 LB's though, there seem to be a lot of possibilities there.

    There will be a decent amount of CB's taken in the first, from what it seems. Talib, DRC, McKelvin, Mike Jenkins, even Cason could be first rounders.
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